Heirloom Organic Gardens

Written by jesse on April 17, 2012

Heirloom Organic Gardens looks just like you want your organic farm to look—small fields of baby heirloom varietals, surrounded by rolling hills and filled with cool coastal breezes. Even Grant looks like the very embodiment of an organic farmer. His passion for sustainable agriculture is palpable and inspiring, and it comes through in the quality of everything he cultivates. Grant was a gracious host during our visit and gave us a great tour of his farm. He’s always thrilled to

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Twin Girls Farm: Yettem, CA

Written by jesse on October 5, 2011

Twin Girls Farm is an amazing place. Located just southeast of Fresno against the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, it’s a patchwork quilt of organic farmland pieced together over several decades by the Sanchez family. Nestled in the quiet town of Yettem, California (population 211!), Nacho and his wife Cassi run a great operation—one they take great pride in showing off. On a hot, late summer day in September, we drove down to walk through the orchards, taste

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Summer 2010 | Sebastopol Berry Farm

Written by jesse on September 28, 2010

One morning in mid-July, we left the cool fog of San Francisco behind and drove into the “real” summer that lies north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Nestled deep in wine country is Sebastopol Berry Farm.  The multi-generational Vigil family grows a variety of blackberries and blueberries on a small eleven-acre plot.  Our hosts graciously showed us around the farm and encouraged us to eat berries fresh from the bushes. Always grown sustainably, the berries are never  sprayed

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